Revoke Massart's cancellation of Spring break 2021

Revoke Massart's cancellation of Spring break 2021

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Anonymous Massart Student started this petition to Stressed and overworked Massart Students and Faculty who are in desperate need of a mental break

COVID-19 concerns has caused Massart, like many other colleges, to cancel spring break in an effort to stop students from traveling. However, for many of us that make up the environment here at Massart and other students around, spring break is an opportunity to decompress, recover, and reevaluate the work for the coming months ahead. Single days off this semester is an attempt to make up for this, but unfortunately it is not a helpful replacement because there may be more work to finish up for the day after and does not serve as a real rest day that spring break usually gives us.

Mental health is a big concern, especially during this pandemic, and with Massart pushing for four consecutive months of classes increases this health concern. On top of the normal strain from school, fears from contracting COVID-19, sitting in front of a computer screen for 24+ hours a week for just classes alone, and isolating ourselves to maintain social distancing isn't alleviating the workload of college. Many of us are pushing through our stress, but at the risk of deteriorating our mental health. A break is there for students to either take a few days off, catch up on school or other work, or take care of personal or family matters. That's without the previously mentioned added pressures and anxieties that this year has brought us.

With this petition, we are attempting to showcase the desire from students and faculty to have a week break from classes despite the concerns over COVID-19 because with the longest semester in the school year mixed with the pressures of classes and difficulties this virus has brought into the lives of our community, a mental health break is very much needed.

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